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By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am November 05, 2004
Information technology has always been abundant at St. Vincent's Hospital. There's plenty of information, data and direction. In fact, maybe there's too much. Now, the faci...
By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am November 05, 2004
As hospitals deploy new hardware, they're finding it difficult to get rid of the old PC dinosaurs. Old IT equipment contains components with dangerous elements, like mercur...
By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am November 05, 2004
Two large healthcare organizations have opted to outsource portions of their information technology operations to enable them to focus on new clinical initiatives.Last month, Ascension Health, a St. L...
By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am November 05, 2004
Cerner Corp. plans to provide personal health records for every child in the United States with Type 1 diabetes as part of a 10-year program. Announced at its users' group...
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am November 05, 2004
This month's Healthcare IT News Monitor poll on a national patient identifier generated more responses than any other News Monitor to date, bearing out the comments of those who say a national identif...
By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am November 05, 2004
Preparation is continuing on a project to test the use of electronic claims attachments in New York. Funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and operated b...
By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am November 05, 2004
Central DuPage Hospital has cut the cord. First, it put in a wireless network throughout its campus. Then, it made a strategic decision to bring wireless phone service inside its walls....
By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am November 05, 2004
Survey finds Wide supportFor IT in cutting Care costs Some 60 percent of opinion leaders believe new medical technologies and equipment can cut the cost of hea...
By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am November 05, 2004
Cover Graphic, Page 1CPOE SOFTWARE UPTAKE AMONG HOSPITALS From HIMSS Analytics DatabaseOne in five academic/teachinghospitals u...
By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am November 04, 2004
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is working at a rapid pace to bring a full-bodied electronic health record system, already in use in the veterans health system, to physician offices.Wor...